Former Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper retires

Sep 4, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Los Angeles Times

MIAMI -- Daunte Culpepper, who starred for the Minnesota Vikings before a major knee injury in 2005 curtailed his career, retired from the NFL today.

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Sep 5, 2008
 
He's good enough to be at least a backup, so why has the league effectively shut him out and forced his retirement?

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#2
Sep 5, 2008
 
HE is a back up at best. But he didn't ant to be a back up...so good riddance. He was the most over rated QB in the NFL!
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Sep 5, 2008
 
RaiderFaith wrote:
HE is a back up at best. But he didn't ant to be a back up...so good riddance. He was the most over rated QB in the NFL!
yep and jamarcus will soon follow his foot steps (LOL)
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Sep 5, 2008
 
i feel bad for the guy, he's got starter potential.. too bad hes retired now.. sigh
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Sep 5, 2008
 
culpecker jr (jamarcus) will be next (LOL)
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Sep 5, 2008
 
Preston2 I don't think "the league" shut him down or forced him into retirement. I believe he had a couple of opportunities to be the backup early on in FA, but decided he wanted to be a starter. Then when he didn't get a starting job, and decided he would take a backup position, the openings were gone, mostly filled through the draft. In effect he gambled and lost. Overestimated his value, as most veterans do.
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Sep 5, 2008
 
I would guess Baltimore will sign him soon, they are desperate for a QB to start until Flacco is ready in a year or two.

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Sep 5, 2008
 
Jerry wrote:
Preston2 I don't think "the league" shut him down or forced him into retirement. I believe he had a couple of opportunities to be the backup early on in FA, but decided he wanted to be a starter. Then when he didn't get a starting job, and decided he would take a backup position, the openings were gone, mostly filled through the draft. In effect he gambled and lost. Overestimated his value, as most veterans do.
Yeah, that makes sense. I guess it's hard to find a place on any roster the day before the season starts. It just seemed like some form of collusion.

Thanks for the plausible explanation.
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Sep 5, 2008
 
There's more to this than his ability to play. It's right there in the retirement statement. It's a character/attitude thing. Dante could have a job. It's his choice.
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Sep 5, 2008
 
Dante Culpepper was a below average quaterback who had one very good year because of the athletic ability of one Randy Moss, Randy could go after the less than accurate passes of Culpepper and make him look good in completition precentage and touchdowns. Look at the Culpepper record with no Moss.

Culpepper was also not very good in his decision making both on and off of the field, throwing too many picks on the field and being a part of "The Thug Boat" incident.

Dante was more dependent on Randy Moss to look good than Ed McMann was on Johnny Carson.

Dante had his run, finished his run and decided not to be a back up quaterback because of ego. Good luck in retirement.

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Sep 5, 2008
 

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RaiderFaith wrote:
HE is a back up at best. But he didn't ant to be a back up...so good riddance. He was the most over rated QB in the NFL!
Whatever you say, Madame Limbaugh.

(rolleyes)
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Sep 6, 2008
 
Alot of you are missing one point. How much money will teams pay for a backup QB that has not played much in what 3 years? An investment must be worth equal return. As an 8 year veteran how much was he willing to play for. His time is just up and he has to accept that.

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Sep 6, 2008
 
Give most QBs a leaking front line and he'll look washed up. When QBs have a good year, the names of the front line are unknown, unless they have penalties. This is the fault, mostly, of the press. Is it because the press is ignorant? Or are they just making it simple for the fans that they have a deep contempt for. Look at the presidential races on the political scene. Same thing. The press ignores the important issues of the day to focus on the hairdo of the VP candidate and how well the last speech went, etc ad nauseum. That same press will propagate the lie that presidents have everything to do with economies. Unsung are the workers and their productivity & education, management, board of directors, investors, entrepreneurs, the financial sector, the regulatory agencies, infrastructure, and technological advances. There are many pieces to a puzzle. If you get a football team where all the pieces fit together, then you get your great QBs.

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Sep 6, 2008
 
Dante...you won't get bad knees from a nice sweet desk job! LOL!

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Sep 6, 2008
 
Folks feel free to join my new poll and discussion, "How Would You Improve USA Boxing, Amateur & Pro!"

Just click on this link:

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Folks feel free to join my new poll and discussion, "How Would You Improve USA Boxing, Amateur & Pro!"
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http://www.topix.com/forum/boxing/T43K2SOQV9C...
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Boxing is like horse racing. A tired relic of a former era that's just no longer relevant in 21st century America.

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Sep 7, 2008
 
Raiders completely suck. Bunch of tools on a football field coached by an Al Davis puppet.

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#19
Sep 7, 2008
 
Agreed! look at the Cheatriots...Brady is extremely over rated. He is an average QB at best. He has played well because of his O-Line...They always say how calm he is??? Gimmie a break I would be calm too the O-line gave me that kind of time.
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Give most QBs a leaking front line and he'll look washed up. When QBs have a good year, the names of the front line are unknown, unless they have penalties. This is the fault, mostly, of the press. Is it because the press is ignorant? Or are they just making it simple for the fans that they have a deep contempt for. Look at the presidential races on the political scene. Same thing. The press ignores the important issues of the day to focus on the hairdo of the VP candidate and how well the last speech went, etc ad nauseum. That same press will propagate the lie that presidents have everything to do with economies. Unsung are the workers and their productivity & education, management, board of directors, investors, entrepreneurs, the financial sector, the regulatory agencies, infrastructure, and technological advances. There are many pieces to a puzzle. If you get a football team where all the pieces fit together, then you get your great QBs.

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Sep 9, 2008
 
Preston2 wrote:
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Boxing is like horse racing. A tired relic of a former era that's just no longer relevant in 21st century America.
Hey Preston:

People have said that for years, then came Sugar Ray Robinson, then came Liston, Ali and Frazier, then the 1984 Olympic Team, then Sugar Ray Leonard, Holyfield, Ceasar Chavez, Tyson. Etc,

Preston, the sport goes through ups and downs like anything. Right now its in a down!

It will come back! Everybody loves a good fight!
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#22
Sep 9, 2008
 
Boxing is rigged. Culpepper thought it was best because the money wasn't there. He will probably be back as a back up soon.

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